2016-2017 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: C. Hodge (14.00)
RPG: K. Nabong (10.00)
APG: C. Hodge (8.00)
SPG: C. Hodge (1.00)
BPG: C. Newsome (2.00)

December 09, 2016 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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PBA collects P38k in fines after first week of Season 42

November 30, 2016

Asi Taulava. PBA Media BureauThe PBA has just ushered in its 42nd season but that didn’t prevent the league from collecting P38,000 in fines from eight players and one coach for their different infractions during the first week of the Oppo Philippine Cup.

NLEX big man Enrico Villanueva got the heftiest fine of P15,000 for a flagrant foul penalty one on rookie Carl Bryan Cruz and his “sarcastic and disrespectful on-court behaviour” during their game versus Alaska last week.

His teammate Eman Monfort was also slapped with a P10,000 penalty for “committing an injurious contact” again on Cruz.

Outspoken new NLEX coach Yeng Guiao got penalized in his first game with the Road Warriors, receiving a P1,000 fine for committing a technical foul for using profane language....

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Dillinger 'still feeling weak' after first game in 2 months

November 29, 2016

 Jared Dillinger of Meralco passes the ball under pressure from Blackwater's James Sena and Raymund Aguilar. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – Meralco forward Jared Dillinger was understandably rusty when he played against the Blackwater Elite in their first game of the 2016-17 PBA All-Filipino Cup last Sunday.

Dillinger was playing for the first time in two months, having missed the entirety of the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup due to a hamstring injury he incurred in their semifinals series against TNT KaTropa.

He groped for form in their 84-86 loss to Blackwater, playing just under nine minutes. He made the lone field goal he took and had three rebounds, but also committed two turnovers and was called for two fouls in the brief time he spent on the court....

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Learning continues for Meralco rookies Daquioag, Grey

November 29, 2016

 Meralco rookie Ed Daquioag (6) looks to score against Blackwater's James Sena. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – Meralco rookies Ed Daquioag and Jonathan Grey got their baptism of fire on Sunday, making their debuts in the Bolts' 84-86 loss to Blackwater in the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup.

Both players had impressive moments, with Grey showing off his scoring ability with a flurry of points to end the first quarter, while Daquioag held his own when tasked to defend Blackwater rookie Mac Belo.

Neither player was satisfied with his performance after the game, however, and not just because they lost the game....

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Meralco still adjusting to life without Alapag

November 29, 2016

 Meralco's Cliff Hodge (7) grabs a rebound against Blackwater. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts felt some growing pains on Sunday when they lost their first game of the 2016-17 PBA All-Filipino Cup to the Blackwater Elite in excruciating fashion.

The Bolts failed to sustain a hot start in the fourth quarter, had no answer for Blackwater rookie Mac Belo, and gave up the go-ahead lay-up to Denok Miranda with less than four seconds left. In their last possession, the best shot they got was a three-pointer by Joseph Yeo that badly misfired.

Blackwater held on for an 86-84 win, making franchise history at the Bolts' expense....

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Meralco rookie Grey downplays PBA debut in loss to Elite

November 28, 2016

Meralco rookie Jonathan Grey. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs promising as his first game was, Jonathan Grey’s focus is on Meralco’s success.

That’s why he doesn’t want to put too much on the 11 points and four rebounds he posted in his PBA debut, but rather rue the Bolts’ 86-84 defeat to the Blackwater Elite on Sunday.

“It’s a learning process, but we lost, so what’s the point of my 11 points, right?,” he said....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 1 1 0.500
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 13 10 0.565 Runner-up
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 11 6 0.647 4th
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 1 10 0.091 12th
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 6 7 0.462 7th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 8 8 0.500 4th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 6th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th